Smart Dust: Communicating with a Cubic-Millimeter Computer

@article{Warneke2001SmartDC,
  title={Smart Dust: Communicating with a Cubic-Millimeter Computer},
  author={B. Warneke and M. Last and Brian Liebowitz and K. Pister},
  journal={Computer},
  year={2001},
  volume={34},
  pages={44-51}
}
D ecreasing computing device size, increased connectivity, and enhanced interaction with the physical world have characterized com-puting's history. Recently, the popularity of small computing devices, such as handheld computers and cell phones, burgeoning Internet growth, and the diminishing size and cost of sensors— especially transistors—have accelerated these trends. The emergence of small computing elements, with sporadic connectivity and increased interaction with the environment… Expand
A STUDY ON SMART DUST TECHNOLOGY
The rise of little registering components, with sporadic network and expanded connection with nature, gives enhanced chances to reshape cooperation’s among individuals and PCs and prod universalExpand
SoC Issues for RF Smart Dust
TLDR
The feasibility of a complete, cubic millimeter scale, single-chip sensor node is explored by examining practical limits on process integration and energetic cost of short-range RF communication. Expand
The Lighthouse Location System for Smart Dust
TLDR
This paper presents and analyse the Lighthouse location systems, a novel laser-based location system for Smart Dust, which allows tiny dust nodes to autonomously estimate their location with high accuracy without additional infrastructure components besides a modified base station device. Expand
Concise and flexible programming of wireless sensor networks
TLDR
This dissertation motivates and describes the design and implementation of the SensorScheme platform, a programming language and interpreter based on the Scheme programming language, designed for wireless sensor networks to addresses the above challenges. Expand
SMART DUST: AN EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
“Smart Dust” is an emerging technology made up from tiny, wireless sensors or “motes.” Smart dust is a tiny dust size device with extra-ordinary capabilities. Smart dust consists of sensing,Expand
Distributed source coding schemes for wireless sensor networks
Recent advances in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) fabrication have made it possible to construct miniature devices containing an embedded system with strong computing capabilities. NewExpand
Biology Inspired Approach for Communal Behavior in Sensor Networks
TLDR
This work details a technique whereby a large population of sensors can attain a global goal using only local information and by making only local decisions without any form of centralized control. Expand
Using Existing Infrastructure as Proxy Support for Sensor Networks
TLDR
An architecture called AROS is presented that uses existing infrastructure to aid in the management of wireless sensor networks and is shown to be better than LEACH-C in collecting data to the base station with the same total amount of energy for long distance networks and that AROS performs as well or better in small wireless Sensor networks. Expand
Exploring the Limits of System Integration with Smart Dust
The Smart Dust project aims to explore the limits of system integration by packing an autonomous sensing, computing, and communication node into a cubic millimeter mote that will form the basis ofExpand
Tracking Real-World Phenomena with Smart Dust
TLDR
This paper presents and evaluates a prototype implementation of a system for tracking the location of real-world phenomena with Smart Dust, including novel techniques for node localization, time synchronization, and for message ordering specifically tailored for large networks of tiny Smart Dust devices. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 14 REFERENCES
Emerging challenges: Mobile networking for “Smart Dust”
TLDR
This work reviews the key elements of the emergent technology of “Smart Dust” and outlines the research challenges they present to the mobile networking and systems community, which must provide coherent connectivity to large numbers of mobile network nodes co-located within a small volume. Expand
System architecture directions for networked sensors
TLDR
Key requirements are identified, a small device is developed that is representative of the class, a tiny event-driven operating system is designed, and it is shown that it provides support for efficient modularity and concurrency-intensive operation. Expand
Imaging diversity receivers for high-speed infrared wireless communication
TLDR
Two modifications to the design of wireless infrared links are discussed that can yield significant performance improvements, albeit at the price of increased complexity, and may enable infrared wireless networks to employ space-division multiplexing. Expand
Wireless integrated network sensors: Low power systems on a chip
  • G. Asada, M. Dong, +4 authors H. Marcy
  • Engineering
  • Proceedings of the 24th European Solid-State Circuits Conference
  • 1998
Wireless Integrated Network Sensors (WINS) now provide a new monitoring and control capability for transportation, manufacturing, health care, environmental monitoring, and safety and security. WINSExpand
Low power microelectronics: retrospect and prospect
The era of low power microelectronics began with the invention of the transistor in the late 1940's and came of age with the invention of the integrated circuit in the late 1950's. Historically, theExpand
Optical communication using micro corner cube reflectors
  • P. Chu, N. R. Lo, E. Berg, K. Pister
  • Materials Science, Computer Science
  • Proceedings IEEE The Tenth Annual International Workshop on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems. An Investigation of Micro Structures, Sensors, Actuators, Machines and Robots
  • 1997
Surface micromachined corner cube reflectors made of 250 /spl mu/m square hinged polysilicon plates have been demonstrated to transmit digital signals over a range of 2 meters by reflecting anExpand
2-DOF Actuated Micromirror Designed for Large DC Deflection
A 2 degree-of-freedom micromirror has been designed and fabricated in MCNC’s Multi-User MEMS Process (MUMPS). The structure uses thermal actuators to actuate both degrees of freedom. We haveExpand
A micropower programmable DSP powered using a MEMS-based vibration-to-electric energy converter
An ultra-low-power programmable DSP for sensor applications enables systems to be powered by ambient vibration. The three-chip system consists of a MEMS transducer that converts vibration to aExpand
Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach
This best-selling title, considered for over a decade to be essential reading for every serious student and practitioner of computer design, has been updated throughout to address the most importantExpand
Low-power and low-voltage CMOS digital design
Abstract Low-voltage and low-power digital design has to be performed at several levels such as architecture, logic and basic cell levels, while considering activity, capacitance, frequency andExpand
...
1
2
...